One fine evening siting in my cozy room, playing with my TV remote, jumping from channel to channel, suddenly one TV serial caught my eye. It was “Second opinion” , it is about the tragic experiences people have in hospitals and clinics and how the wrong diagnosis or delay in treatment caused disasters to victims and a thought process started.
Everyday we watch on the news or read in newspapers about many people dying in road accidents or due to some dreadful diseases; even though the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry has advanced so much and we have medicines available for almost all diseases. I started thinking what might be the reason behind this and what can we do to control it. My train of thought resulted in this blog writeup.
Lack of education, hygiene and discipline in road traffic are the main reasons for the many lives we lose everyday on streets or in hospitals. Many people die in road accidents because they don’t get the medical attention in time. Now a days people hesitate to help, because they don’t want to disturb their normal routine. For them reaching office on time is more important than saving someones life! This reality makes me feel numb but the situation is not hopeless yet. There is still some humanity left, we just need to encourage more and more people to show it.
I don’t expect everyone to jump at the accident site or hospitals for help; though it is great idea, but even the tiniest of our every day deeds can help a great deal. For instance, while traveling always make way for an ambulance first, it may save a critical patient’s life.
I read a few days back about a group in Delhi which provides free medical treatment to poor people.
Likewise, we could buy medicines for some one who can not afford it. This reminds me of an episode from the Aamir Khan starter show “Satyamev Jayate”. In this episode one gentleman shared his experience about how his maid’s son lost his life due to a very easily curable disease such as Diarrhea, simply because he did not receive medicine on time. This is very depressing and makes me wonder in which millennium are we living. On one hand we have reached the moon while on the other hand people die due to such mundane disease.
Then there are the donations a person can make. Blood donation is like an elixir for not only the receiver but it is also healthy for the donor. The more willing people pledge for important donations like eyes or other body organs after the death. Such pledges while being a small gesture in life, let you feel the joy of giving a new life to someone, even after you move on with the journey after life…
There are some situations like where your love and affection can do wonders that even medicines may not. We can work with NGO’s which helps aids patients or their children, orphans, disable children. I am also trying to do something for people who tested positive for HIV. For this I got inspired by my own family members. My father and my younger sister work to help such people. For last five years my father is organizing AIDS awareness camps and my sister works for the “prabha-hira pratishthan palavi pandharpur ” which is the home for abandoned children’s tested positive for HIV. Your little help can also enlighten their lives.
And the list goes on… I hope this blog will make us all think about the current situation and doing something for this cause. Remember, even the tiniest of our every day deeds can help a great deal!